Cellulose content and stem strength data for T
plants. (A) Cellulose content was measured as percent cellulose (%). There were three independent lines with a dwarfed and leaf necrosis phenotype (black solid circle) and three lines with a normal phenotype. (B) maximum flexural load, N, was a measure of stem strength. There were three independent lines with ‘brittle node’ phenotype (black solid circle) and three normal-looking transgenic plants. Plants that were severely stunted died at a young stage so were not available for cellulose content analysis. Error bars are standard error of the mean of biological replicates (n). Significant differences were determined by one-way ANOVA followed by post hoc Dunnett’s multiple comparisons test.